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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Gifts for Gardeners: Botanical Interests Seed Collections
Gifts for Gardeners: Botanical Interests Seed Collections

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Need a gift for the gardener on your list? Or want to get a head start on your spring garden? Botanical Interests has several seed collections on sale. And shipping is free on certain orders for a […]

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Indoor and Potted Plants for the Holiday Season
Indoor and Potted Plants for the Holiday Season

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. There’s nothing quite like live plants to bring up the holiday spirit and please a gardener’s heart. Some potted holiday plants and trees can survive indoors or when planted outdoors for months to years or even decades […]

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Rain! Rain! Rain! But is it Enough to Water Plants?
Rain! Rain! Rain! But is it Enough to Water Plants?

During our ongoing drought in California, rainfall has become almost as exciting as a small earthquake. Failed rain forecasts seem ever more common, sometimes with less rain than predicted or no rain actually arriving. After so many disappointments, when I actually hear rain falling, I usually drop everything to rush outside in a state of […]

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When Are My Pomegranates Ripe?: Harvest Tips for Home-Grown Pomegranates
When Are My Pomegranates Ripe?: Harvest Tips for Home-Grown Pomegranates

by Ann Clary and C. Darren Butler GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Are you eyeing your fruit-laden pomegranate tree wondering when to harvest? Lucky you – that is, if you know how to time harvest when pomegranates are ripe but before critters get them! As pomegranates approach ripeness, consider […]

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California Color Flower Seed Mix for Vibrant Native Wildflowers
California Color Flower Seed Mix for Vibrant Native Wildflowers

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. If you’ve never grown California native wildflowers, the California Color Flower Seed Mix from Botanical Interest is a perfect way to start. It provides an inexpensive, time-efficient, low-water-use, low-maintenance option for winter and spring color. It’s especially useful for mass planting, and for difficult […]

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